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Production Systems Engineering - Egypt

Production Systems Engineering ISEN 370 is one of the core required courses in the Industrial & Systems Engineering curriculum. By studying this course in Egypt, you do not just learn the technical topics in the syllabus, but you also get exposure through invited local speakers and industrial and cultural visits regarding how these topics and methods can be applied to improve efficiency, sustainability, and reduce costs at some historical sites such as the Alexandria Library and the Egyptian Antiquities Museum.

The overarching objective of this program is to offer a unique experience to Texas A&M students that combines academic rigor, cultural exposure, and historical knowledge of one of the oldest civilizations in the world that currently hosts approximately two thirds of the monuments that exist around the globe.

Locations and Dates

    • Locations: Alexandria, Egypt
    • Dates: December 27, 2017 - January 15, 2018
    • Application Deadline: October 10, 2017
    • Majors: Industrial Engineering

For more information contact

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Alaa Elwany
Industrial and Systems Engineering
4045 Emerging Technologies Building | (979) 845-2365

Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A

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Ms. Kerri Vance
Study Abroad Program Office
3262 TAMU | (979) 845-0544

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Courses Offered

ISEN 370: Production Systems Engineering (3 CR) - Required course for all ISEN majors

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Good academic standing with university
  • Meeting and approval of the professor
  • Required to attend all program specific orientations

Location Information

Alexandria, Egypt

Known as Mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, Alexandria is the second largest and one of the safest cities in Egypt.

One of the oldest existing cultural hubs in the world founded in 332 B.C, it embraces an impressive fusion of cultures and monuments from Ancient Egyptian to Roman, Greek, Coptic Christian, Jewish, and Islamic.

The program will include multiple excursions that include site visits to the Alexandria Library, Royal Montazah Gardens, Great Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Antiquities Museum, King Tut’s collection, and visits to the Mediterranean beach resorts. It will also include interaction with local students from the IISE Student Chapter, and if time permits a visit to the Unilever plant in Alexandria. 

Financial Aid

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office for financial resources:



The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid offers scholarships based on merit and financial need. Applications are available through the university’s Scholarships & Financial Aid website and deadlines are listed on the website below. The Continuing Student Scholarship application opens Nov. 1, 2017 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1, 2018. To apply, please visit:


Texas A&M University College of Engineering guarantees a scholarship for every student who has a 2.5 or higher GPA at the time of program application. There is no need to apply for the engineering scholarship, as it is automatic if students meet all of the requirements listed below:

  • Have a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application
  • Satisfy the course requirements for admission
  • Be admitted and confirmed by Feb. 1, 2018
  • Required to attend all Study Abroad Programs Office (SAPO) and College of Engineering pre-trip orientations
  • Submit requested documents by deadlines

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of Texas A&M University study abroad programs. Once the budget is finalized, students will receive a Budget Request Form. Students who need financial aid are encouraged to schedule a meeting with a Financial Aid Counselor in the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (2nd Floor Pavilion) or (979) 845-3236.


The following chart estimates the total out of pocket expenses a student may have participating in this program.
Cost subject to change.

Estimated Program Fee (subject to change)Cost
Housing, Tours, Excursions, Meal Plan (3 meals/day), Coordination and Administration, Faculty Expenses, Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), SAPO Administrative Fee, Miscellaneous $2,800
Additional Expenses (not included in program fee) 
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 3 credit hours)* Included in Spring semester
International Airfare $1,200
Passport (if not previously obtained) $145
Personal Spending $ Varies
Textbooks & Supplies $0
COE Competitive Scholarship (guaranteed) for students with a 2.5 GPA at time of application $500
Total Estimated Cost$3,645+

Check the Student Business Services website ( for exact tuition/fee amount as it varies per student.

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